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Old 09-17-2016, 11:14 PM
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Well, I have successfully converted my T5M to gas truck. I miss the gas truck days...simple, over powered, pretty inexpensive and a drivers class.

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T5M chassis, rear supsension, front suspension and body.
GT2 transmission, fuel tank, throttle servo mount.

Mostly finished product. Still have to do the throttle linkage and pipe mount.

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A few more pics right now. More to come documenting the process.





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Very cool!
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Pics of the undersid?e
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Originally Posted by tcb22185 View Post
Pics of the undersid?e
Sure. This was all done with a dremel and a hand drill. Hope to get the holes machined on another chassis this winter. Want to test it first to make sure it is worth the hassle.

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nice job!!!!
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nice job!!!!
Thanks. Hopefully it runs well and I can get a professional job done this winter.....lol
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Nice job. Post a vid on some practice runs if get a chance.
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and there was just no way to put the rx pack onboard instead of off the rear?
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and there was just no way to put the rx pack onboard instead of off the rear?
Could move the fuel tank towards the pipe and mount a flat pack on its side down the center of the chassis
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Any idea on the smallest rx pack (mah and/or physical size) that would last at least 40 minutes in a gas truck? Just trying to figure some stuff out.
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That rocks man! Great job!
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Yea dude, nice job. You can tell you got a lot of time into that truck. I hope it works well for ya
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Need opinions from people. Do you think this layout would be better? Rx pack on its side, fuel tank moved over some.
I would grind away the upper brace and move the battery towards the throttle servo from where they are in this pic.

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I personally think a lipo pack in the center of the chassis would be much better performance wise but I can't get over the thought of spilling fuel on my lipo pack....
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